Have You Been Diagnosed With a Herniated Disc?

This Content Was Written by the Tulsa Spine Surgery Experts at the Office of Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O.

Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. is a professional in a wide variety of procedures regarding overall Tulsa spine surgery and care. He has been serving this area for a number of years and will continue to offer compassionate, quality care and unwavering commitment to the people of Tulsa into the future. We offer minimally invasive procedures and provide the techniques and instrumentation to help our patients recover in a shorter period of time guaranteed. We want you to be able to return home quickly and reclaim your life and all of the years he lost to dealing with chronic pain. Call our office today at 539-664-4448. We look forward to serving you and your family soon.

If you’re looking for expert care when it comes to Tulsa spine surgery, than look no further than the office of Dr. Kris Parchuri, D.O. In this article we’ll be discussing herniated discs and some of the symptoms and procedures that Dr. Parchuri can perform. A herniated disc can occur any place on the spine, however, most occur in the lower back. Herniation of a disc can be caused by several factors, including an injury to the spine such as a crack or a tear or simple wear and tear as you age. Eventually, discs dry out and they lose their flexibility and resiliency.

Here’s some information that will help you determine if you think your suffering from a herniated disc. When a disc is herniated, the bulging disc puts pressure on the nerve roots. This causes the pain, numbness and weakness that you associate with a herniated disc. If the herniated disc is in the lower part of the back, you can experience pain down a leg or in the buttocks. This is known as sciatica and is the most common symptom patients with a herniated disc experience.

If the herniated disc isn’t pressing on a nerve you may not even know you have a herniation as you won’t experience any pain or an ache in your back. If you experience any weakness or numbness in both legs or lose bowel or bladder control, you’ll want to see Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. immediately as it can be a sign of cauda equina syndrome. A herniated disc can get better in a few weeks or months if you take a few simple steps. Initially, you should get some bed rest, but no longer than a day or two. Lack of exercise can make the problem worse, not better.

If you’ve seen your doctor, then exercises may have been recommended. These can help strengthen your back muscle, preventing additional injury to the area. Non-prescription pain medication may also help relieve the pain. About half of people who suffer from a herniated disc are much better in a month. Only about 10% of patients require surgery. Give our office a call today at 539-664-4448 and we can discuss your options further.

Solve Your Back Pain With Minimally Invasive Techniques

This Content Was Written by the Tulsa Spine Surgery Experts at the Offices of Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O.

At the office of Dr. Kris Parchuri, D.O., we believe it is best to use the least invasive approach to fix a problem. That’s why we treat problems conservatively whenever possible, or utilize a minimally invasive approach when necessary. Specializing in the comprehensive surgical treatment of disorders of the spine through state-of-the-art methods, Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. diagnoses and treats neck and lower back pain in a safe, effective and efficient manner. You don’t have to live with chronic pain. Call us today at 539-664-4448 to schedule an appointment. We would love to be your Tulsa spine surgery providers of choice.

A surgical procedure is only minimally invasive if it offers the best solution to correct the problem. This involves more than just making the smallest possible incision. If keeping the incision small results in limited access, incomplete repair of the problem, or risk of re-operation to more fully correct the defect, then it cannot truly be considered minimally invasive. In conventional spine surgery, the spine is often accessed by stripping away and retracting the muscles and soft tissue around the spine. Work performed thereafter is often done without sufficient visual magnification or the assistance of newer technologies.

This can result in lengthier healing times, significantly greater pain, compromised blood and nerve supply to the muscles because of prolonged retraction, and more extensive scarring and muscle atrophy. To utilize a minimally invasive approach, which we prefer in most cases over the older open surgical approach, we use an array of highly sophisticated tools and techniques. Minimally invasive surgery can be performed in less time, with less tissue damage, with less pain and faster recovery. Faster recovery is one of the most important aspects of getting Tulsa spine surgery. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. believes that the very best way to heal is in the comfort of your own home.

We believe that you should be able to sit back and relax while your body completes it’s healing process. Living pain free is easier that ever when you elect a spine surgeon who is an expert at administrating minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Parchuri and his colleagues value a team approach to treating their patients. Their belief is that a group of qualified individuals working together with a common goal is able to achieve more than those individuals working separately. We have formed a collaborative, supportive team with the goal of providing the best care for each patient in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.

We go out of our way to accommodate and guide you. It is not unusual for patients to interact with every single employee in our office because we truly function as a team. We also take great pride in working closely with our patients. We encourage our patients to become an educated, active member of their treatment team so that together we can make the best health care decisions. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. provides the recommendations and rationale for specific treatments and the patient is then able to direct his or her own care accordingly.